So here we are. It’s the summer of 2014, and the headlines that dominate the country music world have to do with mounds of trash and numerous arrests in Pittsburgh, a man found dead in a dumpster in Cleveland, a “mass casualty” event called by the local fire chief in Mansfield, Mass. at a Keith Urban concert, and then an alleged rape. Where exactly did mainstream country music go so wrong?
So this weekend we were reading the June edition of Playboy Magazine. You know, for the articles. And lo and behold, Saving Country Music is cited in a feature on Eric Church entitled “The Badass” that proclaims the performer from North Carolina the “new face of country music.” You know, I could almost like Eric Church if he would quit so doggedly pursuing his persona as product.
Blake Shelton, David Allan Coe, Earnest Tubb, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr., Johnny Paycheck, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marty Stuart, Playboy, Taylor Swift, The Allman Brothers, Travis Tritt, Waylon Jennings
So the pop star/actor to “go country” this week, is …drum roll please … 80’s bubblegum synth-pop teen idol “Tiffany.” Thanks to Declared Ungovernable for sniffing this story out on The Boot. The first thing I though of when I heard “Tiffany” was this stupid head/hand thing I do in a mocking way whenever I […]
First off, this blog is a follow up to the Shooter Jennings VS. Shelton Hank Williams III blog, so if you didn’t catch that one you might want to read it first. I always try to be as accurate as possible in my blogs when it comes to facts. I give my opinions more often […]
Bottom Line, Carlene Carter, Dick in Dixie, Elvis Costello, Hank III, heroin, Howie Epstein, Johnny Cash, London, Maybelle Carter, New York, Nick Lowe, Playboy, Playboy Magazine, Put the O Back in Country, Shooter Jennings, Tom Petty, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers